"taking all the gilt and the best loot"

Gold coins
Creative Commons AttributionGold coins - Credit: Ian's Shutter Habit on Flickr

 Loot is a term used to refer to all the things that can be taken from an enemy kill or treasure chest in a video game. This usually consists of a few items of low value and some money (often gold coins, here gilt), and sometimes a magical item, special weapon, piece of armour, or a quest item.